Mighty High in Mexico

From the vault and because it’s 40 years old this year, a new upload of a fantastic Ike & Tina Turner Mexican tv special from 1975. Not the best quality ever (more Ike & Tina footage in better quality will be upload in the futur on the blog)  but of course worse watching if only for the incredible performance and vocals by Tina and the funky music directed by musical genius Ike.

So now, have a seat (if you can stay seated for more than 2 min), grab some pop corn and enjoy 45 minutes of great soul music.

Tracklist: 

Intro (00:01)
Lady Marmalade (0:40)
I Got The Music In Me (4:08)
Ike’s Theme & Intro To Tina (8:26)
Sweet Soul Music (9:37)
Oh My My (12:16)
Honky Tonk Woman (15:16)
I Smell Trouble (18:00)
Only Women Bleed (24:24)
Get Back (28:12)
With A Little Help From My Friends (30:54)
Mighty High (33:56)
Proud Mary (38:46)

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“Be Tina”: A Tina Turner Tribute

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A couple of days ago, a new Tina Turner musical opened in NY with a special performance for the press. We have been lucky enough to receive an invitation and fellow Tina fan Shaun attended it and wrote a review for us! Here it is:

Be Tina, A Tribute to Tina Turner starring Tempest Walker was a short but interesting concert snippet in New York’s historic Harlem on one of the hottest days of the year. Ms. Walker thought of most things TINA as she prepared this show. The stage was small, but all metal, a throwback to Tina Turner’s Twenty Four Seven tour (2000) and her starring role in Mad Max III. The backing dancers looked like they stepped out of a photo shoot from Tina’s mammoth Wildest Dreams Tour (1996), each looking like a dancer from that era. The four piece band did their best to sound like Tina’s very tight musicians, and Tempest Walker, she worked hard to BE TINA!

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TINA 76: Fan Birthday Party

Tina Turner- TINA 76- 2015 Birthday Party
“You were so good – we have to do it again”!

The party in 2014 was so good that we again decided to continue celebrating Tina Turner and her music in Berlin, Germany. Please use our Facebook Group to interact with other TT fans and party people and check out our website created especially for the party where you can find answers to all your questions like:

  • Where will the big party be held?
  • Which hotels do you recommend?
  • How can I discover Berlin from a Tina Turner perspective?
  • What happened in the past?

This event is organized by fans (from the “T.T Family”) and for fans all around Europe and the rest of the world.
Everyone is welcome. And before anyone asks (it happens every year), Miss Tina will of course not attend the event! Mr & Mrs Bach are certainly relieved that once again the fans are partying far away from them!  ;-)
http://tinaturnerparty.com

Check out the trailer for this year party!
Video by Ben

Download “Hold On To What You Got” (Remix) Here!

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Tina Turner ‘Heritage Days’ 2015

Tina Turner Heritage Days 2015

Celebrating the heritage and legacy of Flagg Grove School along with its most famous student, Anna Mae Bullock, known worldwide as Tina Turner. Held each year on the 4th weekend of Sept. at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN.

Visit Tina Turner Heritage Days website.

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“The secret of my great good looks”

Tina Turner - Wildest Dreams Tour Report - Boulevard Magazine 1996 - Cover

“I keep trying to retire. I’ve been working for 36 years now. I asked Roger to announce my retirement after my last tour ended in 1991, but he kept the stage, he kept the lights and he kept the costumes in case i “changed my mind”. He says if i ever stop working, i’ll get really old overnight. He’s probably right.”

It’s been a while since we’ve uploaded rare magazines scans from the Tina Turner Blog’s vault so today it’s time for a new entry! A great report and interview behind the scenes of the Wildest Dreams World Tour back in 1996. Follow a day in the life of Tina on tour in Sheffield UK, in her hotel room, rehearsing before showtime, inside the diva’s dressing room… Great photos and candid interview where Tina is asked about her breathtaking appearance for a then 57 years old rock legend but also about her sons, her faith and a lot more. High quality scans of the magazine inside the article. Enjoy!

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Sole Survivor

Tina Turner Live 1984

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BY KURT LODER | October 11, 1984
From Rolling Stones Archives Issue 432

At three o’clock in the morning, in a hotel room high above still-glimmering Montreal, Tina Turner is plugging into the universal buzz: nam-myo-ho-renge-kyo, nam-myo-ho-renge-kyo, nam-myo-ho-renge-kyo. The words are Japanese, but shaped by that dark, burnished voice, now pulsing with reined power, they sound like some plaintive native-American lament — an effect perhaps subliminally suggested by the dramatic sweep of Tina’s high, part-Cherokee cheekbones.

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“The South African Queen”

A compilation of various TV reports from Tina Turner’s “Wildest Dreams Tour” in South Africa 1996. Includes shooting of On Silent Wings video clip as well as rehearsals and interviews!

Edited by Ben

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The Millennium Tour Visits Groningen

Tina Turner - Groningen - July 18, 2000 - ticket

It has already been fifteen years since Tina Turner’s Twenty Four Seven ‘Millennium’ tour was rumbling through Europe. During a particularly grey and wet summer, the rock and roll circus put up its tents in all the major cities: Paris, London, Berlin and… Groningen?! Yes, that’s right, Groningen – if you don’t know it: Google it!

Photos by Sjef

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One Night in Paris

Tina Turner - Stade De France - Paris 2000

It was fifteen years ago today! Fifteen years! And yet it still feels like yesterday.

Back in 2000, Tina Turner was back on the road with the massive stadium Twenty Four Seven World Tour. And of course, France is always on the map when it comes to Tina tours.

Take a 60 years old Rock Legend, add a 2 hours non-stop show and 80.0000 people cheering and you’ll end up with probably the best concert you’ll ever seen!

And since we like celebrations on the Tina Turner Blog, let’s celebrate this amazing show with photos and audio from that evening!

Enjoy and let us know what you think! Oh and don’t miss the very special sing along version of “The Best”…

Photos by Ben

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Happily Ever After

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Tina Turner and husband Erwin Bach were spotted this week in Zurich! And since today is July 4th, we would like to wish them a very happy second wedding anniversary! For more photos from this event read inside the article! You can also read a nice report from People magazine about it!

Moreover, we would like to remind you that Private Dancer 30Th Anniversary was released last week on CD and LP!
Order it here on Amazon! 

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